Lot 2013: Old West Collection of Warrants and Indictments

RR Auction

RR Auction

2017-05-22 14:20:23

Lot 2013

Collection of ten arrest warrants and indictments issued in Johnson County, Wyoming, dated from 1882–1895, with some of the charges including: “willfully and maliciously and forcibly breaking and entering,” “unlawfully offer for sale beef without exhibiting the hid of such beef,” “faloniously take and lead a way one Bay Mare Branded E F,” “kill live stock ‘cattle,’” “assault with a deadly weapon…with an attempt to commit murder,” “take, steal and drive away one head of neat cattle,” and a few other assaults and thefts. In overall very good to fine condition. These documents mostly date to the years just before and just after the infamous Johnson County War, one of the most famous range wars of the Wild West.

Estimate: $300-500

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